Recent Submissions

  • Love is a metaphor 

    Payne, Elin (Dublin Business School, 2006)
    What does love have to do with Lacan's idea of the transference and how is Plato's Symposium relevant to this topic? The statement implicit in the title and this question are found in Lacan' s Seminar VIII on Transference ...
  • The stress-eating relationship : how food can be used as a coping mechanism for stress and emotions 

    Donohue, Aisling (Dublin Business School, 2016)
    A change in eating behaviour can occur as a result of stress or emotions a person may experience. This stress or emotion can be brought about by certain stressors a person can encounter. The purpose of this study was to ...
  • Extimacy and the evocation of the uncanny : between Freud and Lacan 

    Twohig, Victoria Naish (Dublin Business School, 2003)
    The uncanny comes as compulsion; that is, like Freud, one will feel compelled, "impelled" (Freud, 1919/1990, p. 339) toward its (infantile) researches, or rather not at all. Nicholas Royle suggests that Freud's essay on ...
  • An exploration of the link between anxiety and antisocial behaviour 

    McCoy, Stephen (Dublin Business School, 2005)
    Demographics and statistics show that crime, drug addiction, antisocial behaviour along with other social problems occur with the greatest frequency in communities that are, for the most part, a lot less well off than ...
  • Anorexia Nervosa and the dialectic of need, desire and demand 

    Mangan, Sandra (Dublin Business School, 2003)
    As a pathology which stands impenetrable to all conscious logic, even when subjected to the empirism of medical science, anorexia nervosa remains an intractable mystery to those who seek to understand it. Despite the ...
  • Narcissus in the field : Jacques Lacan' s Le stade du miroir 

    Ruane, Medb (Dublin Business School, 2004)
    The 'drama' of Jacques Lacan's mirror stage/Le stade du miroir is a drama of identifications. Spurred in part by the 'knotty problem' of primary and secondary narcissism arising from Sigmund Freud's 1914 paper, the mirror ...
  • The Madness of Robert Schunlann 

    O'Connor, Maire (Dublin Business School, 2003)
    The composer Robert Schummm (1810 - 1856) died in an asylum at Endenich, near Bonn, having previously tried to kill himself by throwing himself into the Rhine. Posthumous diagnoses include syphilis, meningitis, dementia ...
  • A search for the Lacanian subject : the processes involved in becoming a subject 

    Sinnott, Karan (Dublin Business School, 1999)
    The Lacanian subject is not he individual or conscious subject of Anglo-American philosophy, not is it the consciously thinking subject. This is because a subject such as this is indistinguishable from the ego as understood ...
  • Psychoanalysis and the internet : a view to the future 

    D'Alton, Jane (Dublin Business School, 2004)
    Computer technology is progressively becoming a part of everyday life in the 21 st Century. The sudden increase in the development of Internet communication is opening up a new dimension in human experience. The Internet ...
  • Reading Plato's Symposium 

    O'Donnell, Barry (Dublin Business School, 1996)
    Lacan decided that an analysis of the Symposium of Plato in his Seminar of 1960 - 1961 would be an illuminating detour by which to investigate the transference relation in psychoanalysis. His intention was to raise the ...
  • The film 'One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest' from a psychoanalytic perspective 

    Sheppard, Enda (Dublin Business School, 1997)
    For a student of psychoanalysis, it was the latent content bubbling beneath the struggle between Nurse Ratched and Randal Patrick McMurphy that sparked this new look at an old favourite. Fresh from my struggles with the ...
  • Obsessional neurosis: the personal is not political... the personal is military 

    O'Sullivan, Margaret (Dublin Business School, 1998)
    This paper arose out of my listening to a talking book of Margaret Atwood's novel ‘The Robber Bride’. As I listened I began to wonder if one of the characters, Tony, was suffering from obsessional neurosis and this paper ...
  • Breaking the name: psychosis and love in Lars von Trier's 'Breaking the Waves' 

    O'Neill, Ray (Dublin Business School, 1998)
    'Lacan argues it is impossible to say anything meaningful or sensible about love' - a difficult place to start for a thesis that initially intended to question love's place in psychoanalysis. Is it an imaginary relationship? ...
  • A psychoanalytic exploration of jokes 

    Cox, Douglas (Dublin Business School, 1998)
    Ever wonder why jokes make you laugh? Have you ever sat and watched a Woody Allen movie and been reduced to tears over something that you can only say is nonsense? Jokes seem to cut into something inside us, a reaction ...
  • The writ of the signifier and the myth of Robin Friday 

    O'Connell, Peter (Dublin Business School, 1998)
    The centre forward is Robin Friday, who played for Reading between 1973 and 1976 and for a brief but distinguished spell for Cardiff, before leaving professional football for good altogether in 1977. Thirteen years later, ...
  • Freud's seduction theory 

    Meally, Bernie (Dublin Business School, 2001)
    During the last five years of the nineteenth century, Sigmund Freud developed most of the core psychodynamic and developmental insights, which became psychoanalysis. Freud' s articulation of the seduction theory of neurosis ...
  • The beating phantasy as a perverse residue of the Oedipus complex 

    Mahony, Ciaran (Dublin Business School, 2001)
    This dissertation will focus on how the beating phantasy develops during the Oedipus complex, and how it will continue to persist in later life, representing a perverse or masochistic residue of the Oedipus complex, that ...
  • A comparison and contrasting of the Oedipus complex theories of Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan 

    Lawlor, Tom (Dublin Business School, 1997)
    In my essay I will describe Sigmund Freud's theory of the Oedipus complex. I will then describe the Oedipus complex theories of Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan and show some of the ways in which these theories differ from ...
  • Transference and its significance in brief psychoanalysis 

    Elliott, Thomas (Dublin Business School, 1997)
    I chose for my dissertation the topic of Transference and its Significance in Brief Psychoanalysis with a view to introducing some brief psychoanalytical sessions into my general practice. A problem arose almost immediately. ...
  • Is there a connection between the parental inputs which lead to eating disorders? 

    McGrath, Donna (Dublin Business School, 2005)
    My intention is to explore the condition of anorexia and bulimia and how the parental inputs can lead to these disorders. I will investigate how a parent's unconscious and conscious identifies with the infants needs that ...

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